In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Backs of vacant houses create a poor impression at the Docks, where weeds were quite prolific on the gravel areas.
- It is only the female midge that bites (we refrain from any inappropriate comment whatsoever) and they are extremely prolific.
- It is one of Britain's most prolific weeds, with its creeping, fanned leaves having taken over large swathes of countryside.
- Meyers are a dime a dozen in many California backyards (we had a prolific tree next to our oranges).
- The total catch remains high because they are replaced by short-lived, prolific species like mackerels.
- Both are frequently images of creativity: rabbits are prolific and snakes shed their skins and grow new ones as an act of renewal.
- That North Mart must be a very prolific species.
- You'll soon get to recognise the most prolific weeds in your garden and discover ways to keep them under control.
- The average working life of a bee is eight weeks during the summer but the queen is very prolific and lays between 2,000-3,000 eggs a day so the hives are self generating.
- Michael is one of the most prolific people in this business, with a number of books and a huge number of lectures behind him.
- His passion for classical music, coupled with boundless energy, has made him one of the most prolific composers of the age.
- The prolific composer has led his own bands of all sizes, including big bands.
- No black woman writer had been as prolific.
- He was incredibly prolific, writing hundreds of choral, keyboard and instrumental works.
- Yet for someone who spends most of his life on the road he is a very prolific recording artist.
- A prolific poet and author, he appears for the time being to have put down his pen.
- Here is an amazingly prolific young songwriter who is teetering on the brink of worldwide recognition.
- He's one of the most prolific people out there in music right now.
- She is also a prolific composer of ballads in English and Irish.
- Helps was a legendary pianist and a prolific composer.
- Although he was prolific, producing some 200 canvases in just one year at Arles, hardly anything sold.
- He doesn't do fiction, of course, but he is mighty prolific.
- Beamish is one of the best-known names in classical music, and Britain's most prolific composer of concertos.
- There has hardly been a more prolific writer with a greater range of material to choose from.
- He developed into an extremely prolific playwright, novelist, and lecturer.
- He was a prolific composer, writing symphonies, concertos, sonatas, and dramatic works.
- Seeing this wealth of material brings home what an extraordinarily prolific group they were.
- He was immensely prolific, producing more than 1,000 paintings and a great many drawings.
- These prolific composers often wrote several operas in a single year, and reports of new performances spread quickly from city to city.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.